Eyeshadow Tips For Beginners
If you’re just starting to use eyeshadow, it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed after hearing countless makeup gurus online talk about the number of brushes they own and the number of palettes they own while exhibiting ludicrous finishes that most professionals would struggle to create.
The good news is that it is extremely unlikely that you will ever have to recreate any of these looks, and as a beginner, you can afford to skip those videos right by.
So, what are the best non-nonsense eyeshadow tips for beginners?
While high-brands will tempt you to spend ridiculous amounts on expensive brushes that use ten-year matured goat hair as bristles, there is no evidence to suggest that these can create a better look than synthetic bristles. Moreover, synthetic bristles are vegan and less expensive – and you can always spend more on your brushes in the future once you find your preferred set.
Read our blog on the essential eyeshadow brushes to learn more about the individual styles and shapes that are perfect for beginners.
Eyeshadow palettes are terrifying for the uninitiated. With shade selections in the thousands, it’s often hard to know where to start. The greatest mistake you can make is buying a palette simply because it has one shade that you love, as you will need to ensure you have access to other shades that complement it. To keep things simple, pick a palette that has shades arranged into columns, and for the meanwhile, stick to nude and smoky themed palettes. Learn more about choosing eyeshadow palette colour combinations by reading our blog.
Treat Your Skin Well
Your skin is your canvas and must, therefore, be kept in the best condition possible. This means moisturising everyday using a suitable cream that keeps your skin feeling soft and ensuring that you remove makeup before going to bed every night to prevent oils building up and causing an outbreak of spots. Also, make sure you keep an eye on the quality of your makeup, as if it has started to deteriorate, the bacteria on your palette can cause eye infections.
Eyes First, Then Foundation
If you make a mistake when applying your eyeshadow, it needs correcting. Unfortunately, if you already have foundation on this correction can lead to smudging, discolouration and a whole host of issues you’d rather avoid. By doing your foundation second, you can get your eye makeup perfect (the tricky part!) and then tackle the rest.
It may sound simple, but the line between perfectly-blended and over-blended is extremely fine – and once you’ve crossed that line, any attempt to fix it will often make it look worse. The point of blending is to create a smooth transition between colours, not to amalgamate all the colours into a single shade.
The world of eyeshadow palettes may be overwhelming but let’s be clear, we’re not professional make-up artists, and the only face we ever have to truly focus on is our own. So, experiment, have fun, and remember that just because it doesn’t work for someone else, don’t mean it won’t work for you.
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